October 10, 2001

The other side of the DMCA

Author: JT Smith

CNET: "The Digital Millennium Copyright Act--a revision to U.S. copyright laws--has taken a real beating recently,
thanks in large part to a high-profile case against a sympathetic computer programmer branded as a criminal
hacker.

Despite this case, the DMCA is, at least in part, a useful law that benefits e-commerce. The problem is that the DMCA
is a very lengthy law and many press accounts and Netizens have focused lately on only one portion of it, thereby
tarnishing the whole law as a legal mistake."

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